(Closed) What would you do – massage?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you schedule the massage?
    Hell yeah! : (29 votes)
    97 %
    I'll pass. : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Is there anyway you could book a prenatal massage?.. and just go that way? I know some places are able to do them. They’re still great, but stay away from a handful of pressure points that could “induce labor” or I guess cause miscarriage that early on.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Wait you cant massage your feet in the 1st trimester?

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Goldilocks1107: I’m not really sure all of them.. I know the hands inbetween your thumb and index finger is one too. I just know that I got a prenatal massage when I was pregnant with DS and it was to die for! So going that route shouldn’t be any less enjoyable. lol Idk how I’d feel about letting someone not trained in them do it though.. that’s just me though.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I feel like that’s so so early that a real massage probably isn’t that big of a deal even if you are pregnant.  I would totally go for it, but that’s just me.  Kind of falls into the same category of having a glass of wine or coffee during the TWW.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Goldilocks1107: oh I see.. thats interesting I had never heard that I also thought heavily pregnany women would enjoy a foot rub… I guess these days there are so many medical opinions out there its hard to know which to pay attention to and which to ignore!

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I went to massage school and just recently passed my boards. Massage is ok throughout pregnancy as long as you haven’t had complications in this pregnancy or previous pregnancies. The therapist you have will know what to do and what spots should and should not be massaged. you can have a foot massage and those pressure points are ok to lightly massage just not used for an actual pressure point.. (your therapist should not put alot of pressure for a long amount of time in those spots) I say ENJOY a massage!

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    This is the first I have heard of the no massage in the 1st trimester.  I had one before knowing I was pregnant.  I was about 4 weeks along.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    that’s so early that you probably won’t know whether or not you’re pregnant, and it shouldn’t affect you at all (laying on your tummy won’t be uncomfortable or harmful yet). go for it!

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m a massage therapist, licensed for 6 yrs now, and it’s TOTALLY okay to have a massage ANYtime during pregnancy! (UNLESS of course your doctor suggests otherwise) make sure to communicate well with your therapist, before and during! a couple key things you need to be careful of, at any time of your pregnancy, is lowering/heightening your blood pressure (no deep tissue, stick with a medium firm pressure massage) and alot of heat isnt recommended, you dont want your body temp to stray too far north/south. we have steam rooms in our suites and we instruct the Prego’s not to use them, but enjoy a cozy shower of course 🙂 the pressure points are reflex points (you may have heard of reflexology, google a chart, practice on hubbies!) and the areas for your ovaries/uterus are on the insude/outside of your heel. And like DJ suggested, prolonged pressure could have some effects, but as long as you stay up on the major part of the foot, avoiding the bottoms of the ankle and heel, you’ll be just fine!

    drink lots of water and ENJOY! 😀

     

     

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